Here are this week’s winners from the library!
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson is a well known book that for some reason we haven’t read until now. The one week we had it we read it almost every day. This book is a fun one to use different voices for all the characters (mouse, fox, owl, snake, gruffalo), which is perhaps why it was such a favorite for us. This is a story about a clever mouse who gets out of being eaten by other animals by telling them that he’s friends with the gruffalo, which he believes doesn’t exist. Until of course, he meets the gruffalo! How he manages to get out of that situation is amusing.
This is one we actually have, but Curly didn’t notice it until this week. Harry hates taking a bath so much, he goes and hides the tub scrub brush. Then he goes off and plays, and comes home very dirty. He’s so dirty his family doesn’t know it’s him! He decides baths are good after all, by the end.
Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray is a fun ABC book. You can guess the premise – A, apple pie, B, bakes it, C cools it, etc. But it gets more interesting as it goes along. The dog really wants the pie. His antics to get at the pie are humorous, so it tells a story alongside teaching the ABC’s.
Press Here by Herve’ Tullet is the favorite of the week, even over Gruffalo! This is one of those rare books Curly wanted read again as soon as it was done. It’s an interactive book. It starts off with a yellow dot, and it asks the reader to push the dot. More dots appear. Rub the dots, the dots turn color. Shake the book, and the dots scatter, etc. This book is actually a good one for fine motor skills, and also for learning words like ‘gently’ and right/left. This book also involves learning colors (touch the blue dot) and counting (tap the yellow dot 5 times). I was very impressed and Curly was entertained! Winner!!
Tea I’m Drinking Today: Iced Tazo Green Tea